The Boise State gymnastics team, ranked No. 11 in the nation, was seeded No. 2 and placed in the Lincoln Regional on Monday. The Broncos are a No. 2 seed in an NCAA regional for the first time in program history.
The Lincoln Regional will take place Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. (MT) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on the University of Nebraska campus.
The remainder of the Lincoln field includes No. 1 seed LSU (ranked No. 2 nationally), No. 3 Nebraska (14th), No. 4 Arizona (25th), No. 5 Iowa State (29th) and No. 6 Minnesota (36th).
There are six regional qualifiers across the country, and the top two teams in each regional advance to the NCAA Championships on April 14 in St. Louis, Mo. Boise State is attempting to make the NCAA field as a team for the first time in history.
The regional selection is the 10th in a row for Boise State co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick. The highest the Broncos have placed at a regional meet is third (2009, 2011, 2012, 2016). The 2011 season was their closest attempt at earning a top-two spot and advancing to nationals, missing second place by .025 of a point.
Last year the Broncos suffered another narrow miss as they took third at the Tuscaloosa Regional with a score of 195.750, just short of California (195.925) for the No. 2 spot.
Other regional sites this year, and the respective host schools, include Fayetteville, Ark. (Arkansas), Gainesville, Fla. (Florida), Urbana-Champiagn, Ill. (Illinois), Seattle (Washington) and Morgantown, W.V. (West Virginia).
The NCAA Championships start April 14 and will transition into the Super Six on April 15 where the top three teams from each of the two sessions on the previous day will compete for the national team title.